US-Based Liberia Journalist Wants Youths to be Passionate in their Sojourn


Over twenty youths attending the a two-week intensive training organized by Passion for Youth Education Foundation have been cautioned to dedicate and exercise passion in their lives as they strive for success.

Madam Charlotte Cole, a Liberian journalist based in Philadelphia, USA, serving as motivational speaker during the orientation ceremony over the weekend, encouraged young people to have passion for the little things they do to achieve success.

“In order to be successful, you have to make decisions, be determined, have passion and motivation for the things you have, and the things you intend to do because there will be challenges on the way,” Ms. Cole said.

She also urged youths to be tolerant, patient, focus, self-discipline, and time conscious. “Know that you don’t have all the time in the world, so make use of the time and opportunities you’re given, Madam Cole maintained.

The former Broadcaster at the Liberia Broadcasting System used the medium to called on the government of Liberia to empower youths for a better future through scholarships, advance educational system, build vocational schools, and engaging youths positively.

Ms. Cole at the same time called on parents to encourage their children in pursuing their destiny, and not to limit their children to the prevailing hardship situations in Liberia.

Participants at the ceremony lauded madam Cole for the motivation and promised to utilize the knowledge acquired.

The ceremony was held on August 15, 2020, on WhatsApp and it was organized by a local no-profit organization Passion for Youth Education Foundation (PYEF)

According to the Organization’s  Executive Director Ms. Nuwo David, they are committed to educating youths especially, vulnerable and less fortunate.

Ms. David said, their institution believes in youth foundation building through education, self-motivation, youth initiatives, vocational skills, peacebuilding, agriculture, healthcare, gender equality, and other Transformational programs.

Meanwhile, the Group Program Director, Ms. Zoe Dennis, disclosed that their organization holds a crucial conviction that every young person has something tangible to contribute to developmental initiatives in Liberia.

She said they will work with youths, regardless of their political, geographical, cultural, socio-economic status.

Ms. Dennis said their current online training is educating youths on several topics including Leadership, Career Planning, Journalism, Family Planning amongst others.